Saturday, June 12, 2010

Orange & Blue & Frida Too - DW Challenge

How could I NOT join in when Kimmie posted the Orange & Blue Challenge Images on Digital-Whisper....with such delicious colors I was compelled to create! When Frida Kahlo said "I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you" she couldn't possibly have known how much we would all love her face. Stunning!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The New Monroe Hotel, Albia, IA circa 1908

The "New" Monroe Hotel in it's hey-day! The building is still standing but it needs MUCH attention! Is this 1908 or 2808? This piece just makes me smile! :-)

First Iowa State Bank - Albia, IA 2010

This piece was created using an original photo taken last summer and LOTS of digital layers. My brother, who works at this bank, said he had no idea what was just outside his second story window. For me, Albia always looks like this! :-)

Albia, IA circa 1908 - Looking NE from the Courthouse

A Digital Collage created for an online art challenge at Digital Whisper.

Carnegie-Evans Public Library Albia, IA circa 1910

Anyone that knows me at all, knows that I love my little hometown of Albia, IA. I totally love combining Vintage Albia postcards with whimsical elements! Here's one of the Albia Carnegie-Evans Library, circa 1910

Friday, June 4, 2010

If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him...

So many times I said, "If I'd killed him when I met him...I'd be out of prison by now". Abuse, in it's many forms, left me feeling like I was in prison. If only I had found the courage to leave before it was too late.